I'm pretty high on this book. I've checked the publisher's guidelines a ton of times, and this is what they publish, the right length, the right subject matter, even the right era and location. I've gotten good, positive feedback from my crit partners and two friends who have read it. I love the characters, the conflict, and the conclusion of the book. (How's that for alliteration?) I love the proposal packet, the one sheet, and if I can get it down, I'll love the 'pitch' too.
What it boils down to is: If nothing comes of this book, I'm going to be so disappointed. I'm trying to be realistic about it, to remind myself that lots of really good books go unpublished every year, that no one is obligated to put this book into print, and most of all, that God's timing is perfect. He has a plan for me and my writing, and I must trust Him with the outcome. If He wants this story in print, it will happen.
So how high is too high? I don't know. What I hope is that my kite doesn't wind up like Charlie Brown's all tangled in a tree somewhere.